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April 2, 2014
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Bail extended for accused elderly vendor

An elderly vendor accused of using a piece of board to beat another elderly vendor across her head and shoulder during a melee had her bail extended in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court.

Charged with wounding with intent and possession of offensive weapon is Carlene Brown.

She pleaded guilty to the charge.

The accused told the court, "Your Honour, a she come over to me stall and start tell me some words. Then she lick me wid her board and me tek it out her hand and lick har wid it."

The accused also told the court that she had been to the police on several occasions and made several reports against the complainant.

Brown said she had her receipts to prove it.

The complainant told the court that she received 11 stitches after the attack and that her shoulder was badly injured.

The arresting officer brought the weapon used during the fight to court as an exhibit.

Brown returns to court on May 2 and she was ordered to give her fingerprints to the police.

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